There’s been a lot of discussion about online curation recently in the wake of the Curator’s Code and the video below from Percolate. Most of it hasn’t sat well with me. I’m a compulsive consumer and sharer of online media. … Continue reading →
Randy Rebman's insight:
An interesting response on digital curation in that some are rather unscrupulous in their curation of content.
... Museum and Computer Studies (Tammaro, Madrid, and Casarosa 2012) , but, opposite to the Digital Stewardship approach, the responsibilities the digital curator is charged when acting upon the products of a specific community of practice ...
Hesham Zebida: One of the things that often comes up as I am suggesting blog topics for clients is “Why should I cover this topic when it’s been covered by other blogs?” It’s a great question – most businesses and bloggers think that they should only write about things seldom covered...
A good overview of why it is good to curate content. I also think that for teachers the curation of content can be very meaninfult as they apply certain ideas and technology to their teaching. Their curation in a 'niche' can reflect their growth and development.
Video curation is the next big thing, and this video describes what it is and why it's the next step from regular content curation. You've probably heard and... (Video Curation - What Is It And Why Do You Need It?
In this blog post I discuss some of my thoughts on how digital curation can inform CALL. I also have links to resources on this topic as well. I think that digital curation has some great potential for ELT if teachers are careful in evaluating and being reflective during their curation process.
Robin Good [Shortened]: If you are new to it, here is a good 30-minute video introduction to content curation by Donna Papacosta. Why to do it, how to do it, what tools you can use to do it. All explained in clear, simple language.
Digital curation involves selection and appraisal by creators and archivists; evolving provision of intellectual access; redundant storage; data transformations; and, for some materials, a commitment to long-term preservation. Digital curation is stewardship that provides for the reproducibility and re-use of authentic digital data and other digital assets. Development of trustworthy and durable digital repositories; principles of sound metadata creation and capture; use of open standards for file formats and data encoding; and the promotion of information management literacy are all essential to the longevity of digital resources and the success of curation efforts.
Content curation tools are designed to assist the process of searching, collating and sharing existing content. Content curation differs from simple content aggregation in that curators screen for the most relevant content, and often edit or comment it. By curating content on a topic close to them, brands can position themselves as a go-to expert on that topic and embed their communication into the richer context of external content sources.
Content curation tools are multiplying like wild mushrooms. Category leaders, like Pinterest, tumblr and Scoop.it are growing impressively fast.
At the same time, other tools from social media, blogging and search, such as Twitter, Paper.li and Google are strengthening their curation functionality.
Observer (like me) are starting to make distinctions among subcategories like Search Curation (Topsy, Feedsquares), Video Curation (Magnify.net), Content Trends curation (Zemanta, Parse.ly), Corporate Curation (Curata, CurationSoft, Digimind), Content Relationships curation (Pearltrees, Mind.it).
The most popular category is Social Curation. Social Curation enables users to clip and publically share content (mostly pictures, graphics and video) in the form of attractive personalized mood boards (typical of Pinterest, Bundlr).
A more specialized form of Social content curation helps users turn twitter feeds into threaded stories (Storify, Dashter).
We can expect much of the Pinterest-style social curation to turn into Shopping Curation à la OpenSky.
We can also expect the debate about content curation and copyright infringment to continue to rage. Attribution to the original source should be a fundamental requirement of Content Curation. But it can be difficult when content is re-"pinned" again and again. Scoop.it is one of the best tools in terms of facilitating content attribution.
What is curation? Does it really help or is it adding more noise to the soundwave of information already coming at us? Where do you draw the line between social sharing, personal expression and true curation?
Philip Hubbard explains the use of digital curation in relation to curating Ted Talk videos for a listening/speaking course at Stanford University. As an EAP instructor, I found his criteria and procedures for collecting talks relevant to my course. Hubbard looks at related themes to his course, speaking rate, vocabulary profile (using lextutor) and unusual phrases to help determine talks for his curated list. He argues that learners can use this information if adequately trained.
Robin Good's insight: Back from 2010, Anne Handley explains in simple words how you can get going with a blog or new web site and become an industry resource in your area of specialization, by checking the best and most interesting stories being...
Tweet Images like the following ones, visualize for me the urgency for all of us to become information literate to wade through the incredible, ever increasing, amount of information being created and shared with the world.
szoter is easy to use, free, online image annotation tool. It makes expressing Your ideas and thoughts easy. It can be used to share Your ideas with friends, highlight important parts of images or even to create readable bug reports.
GdeCugis: Interesting take by Hamish McKenzie on Pandodaily. In his opinion, the reason Media Publishers feel bold enough to attack Google and feel entitled to have a revenue share is that Google News is a declining service.
He lists Mobile Agregation but also Human Curation as two trends that make its algorithmic filtering less relevant.
So interestingly, while many have attributed to Google's own algorithm changes the demise of services like Wikio, it seems that now Google's own algorithmic approach is challenged by social curation.
Snip.it lets you collect what you see on the web, be it an article, video, or image, then categorize it, add your own comments, and share it. The Snip.it API, currently in version 2, is RESTful with the response in JSON.
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.